Faces, faces

Technology is changing the way we see (and recognize) people

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Here’s another example: I have inserted a picture of a real person. Can you tell which that is?
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This is what the MakeHuman interface looks like. It is fun to use.

Face recognition

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Deep Fake

You can see exactly how Peter Cushing was generated in this report.
This is not a genuine video of Barack Obama speaking. It’s AI that knows how his face and head are shaped, and how his lips move when he is speaking. And it generates a sequence like this that never actually happened.
The first third of this video explains how deepfakes are made, and the last third (from 15 minutes onwards) how the Planet of the Apes creatures are filmed, and how the giant visual effects of the movie were created.

CGI—computer generate imagery

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Not a single pillar or roof slate, not a single tree or leaf, not a single ripple on the water actually exists. They are all computer generated!

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Frederic Alois Friedel, born in 1945, science journalist, co-founder of ChessBase, studied Philosophy and Linguistics at the University of Hamburg and Oxford.

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